An overview of the assessment and causes of common gait abnormalities including hemiplegic gait, diplegic gait, Parkinsonian gait, ataxic gait, neuropathic gait, sensory gait, myopathic gait, choriform gait and antalgic gait.
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This article outlines the normal cardiac cycle and provides an overview of the causes and recognition of common cardiac murmurs.
This guide provides an overview of the emergency management of atrial fibrillation, using an ABCDE approach.
This guide outlines an approach to performing a focused aortic stenosis examination.
The article provides a step by step guide to assessing a patient’s hydration status (fluid status). It discusses the various clinical findings associated with hypervolaemia and hypovolaemia.
This article explains the dermatomes and myotomes of the human body, with an included dermatome map. Examining myotomes and dermatomes is a vital part of a thorough neurological examination, particularly when a patient has a spinal cord injury.
A guide to performing an examination of the lymphoreticular system in an OSCE setting. This guide provides a systematic approach and explanation of the techniques required.
This is an introduction to basic suturing skills. Here we discuss the equipment required, principles of wound management and the technique you should adopt for performing simple interrupted sutures.
A step by step guide to performing a subcutaneous (SC) injection in an OSCE setting
A step by step guide to taking blood cultures in an OSCE setting.
A clear video guide explaining how to wash your hands in a healthcare setting, based on the World Health Organisation’s recommendations.
This guide provides a systematic approach to carrying out a newborn baby assessment in an OSCE setting.